Fake Revenue Canada Agency website used in online scam
Katherine Murray thought she was applying to get the B.C. teachers’ strike support payment
CBC News Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:24 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014 6:25 AM PT
The problem with so many of these ‘official’ looking sites is that there seems to be no easy way to report any of it..
I constantly get fake government or commercial email warnings, and it sometimes astounds me how creative they are..trouble is, they are always from companies I either never heard of or places I don’t do business with..
There should be a central scam report site for us to forward these emails to, and someone should be dealing with the inherent fraud..
As a possible answer to those who have been, and will continue to be scammed online, I can only offer my own solution…if any utility, bank, government stuff comes that seems even slightly off, don’t open it..go directly to the supposed source and ask…e.g. go to the actual banks website, or the government site, and find out if in fact you were sent such an email..even if you aren’t suspicious, do it anyway..
It never hurts to be cautious, but it always hurts to get burned.